CALL FOR ARTISTS – Seeking Art for New Duke Engineering Building – Deadline is extended to Dec. 4 at 11:59pm!

  • Posted on October 29, 2019

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The Durham Art Guild is excited to announce a new Art@Work Program partnership working with Duke Engineering. DAG is working to connect Duke Engineering’s New Building Art Committee more deeply with local and regional artists, to create potential opportunities for purchase, commission, and/or rotating art displays throughout this new building.

If you create art using a scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical approach—or, if an interest in engineering, science, technology or math has visibly inspired your creative work, please read on! Or, if you know of any artists that fit this bill, please pass the opportunity along!

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: Now extended by 2 days to December 4, 2019 at 11:59pm
Artist Notification: January, 2020 (exact timeframe TBD)
Building Opening: November, 2020 – January, 2021

ABOUT THE SPACE & PARTNERSHIP
In 2018, the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University broke ground on a new 150,000-square-foot building at the nexus of Duke’s West Campus, Duke Engineering and Duke Medicine. When the building opens in November 2020, the community will see five floors designed to maximize collaboration. In three research “neighborhoods,” faculty and students will together tackle research focused on human health, the environment, and computing.

And, there will be ART—to delight, to inspire, to question and to remind us that solving problems requires creative approaches.

The New Engineering Building Art Committee recognizes the importance of supporting local and regional artists as part of this initiative and aims to represent local and/or regional artists as part of the building’s geographically diverse art collection. The committee will review all artwork in the Durham Art Guild’s Art@Work Program Artist Database after the specified deadline, and consider the samples therein when making decisions about purchase and/or commission. Priority will be given to artists and artworks that have a strong and interesting correlation with science, technology, engineering or math. DAG will directly coordinate additional details with any artists that are identified by the Art Committee.

Please read through the call for artists document linked below for full details on how to apply or how to update your existing Art@Work Program Artist Database application. If you have questions about this opportunity or need assistance with the application process, please contact DAG’s Executive Director at gallerydirector@durhamartguild.org.

FULL CALL FOR ART DETAILS – LINK HERE
DAG SUBMISSION WEBSITE – LINK HERE
NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENT – LINK HERE

ABOUT THE NEW DUKE ENGINEERING BUILDING – LINK HERE
ABOUT THE NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING ART COMMITTEE – LINK HERE

ABOUT THE ART@WORK PROGRAM
Your work could be featured in smaller venues and local businesses through DAG’s Art@Work Program. We have strengthened the monetary benefit for artists in these arrangements through purchase projects (100% commission for artists), leasing projects (% of art value displayed for artists), or stipend projects ($ stipend for artists). Submit work examples today for the Art@Work Program Artist Database so our new partners, including the one above, can see and select from your work.